Nothing New: A History of Second-hand (AU Edition)

October 31, 2020
Nothing New: A History of Second-hand (AU Edition)

'Given the way we live now,' writes Robyn Annear, 'it would beeasy to suppose that newness has always been venerated.' But asthis wonderfully entertaining short history makes clear, modernconsumerism is an aberration. Mostly, everyday objects—fromcast-off cookware to clothing worn down to rags—have enjoyed longlives and the appreciation of serial owners.Nothing New is itself an emporium: a treasure store ofanecdotes and little-known facts that will intrigue and enlightenthe devoted bargain-hunter and the dilettante browser alike.